How to create gem

hi friends,
i need help on creating a gem. Am following the Dr. Nic tutorial

i started with installation of the new gem

step 1)—> gem install newgem

step 2)—> newgem
here it creates the folder successfully with the name i gave, n it
allows the manipulation which is required by me.

here comes my problem???
step 3)—> rake package
while creating a gem with the “rake package command”, I came across an
error saying “could’nt find HOME environment --expanding ‘~/hoerc’”
which is followed by number of error lines…

c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/hoe-1.4.0/lib/hoe.rb:327:in ‘expand_path’
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/hoe-1.4.0/lib/hoe.rb:327:in ‘with_config’
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/hoe-1.4.0/lib/hoe.rb:322:in ‘initialize’
./config/hoe.rb:50:in ‘new’

please tell me where iam going wrong!!!

you can visit on the bellow link

here you find all the steps which is required for creating gem.

On Jan 16 2008, 10:20 am, Teena Khedkar <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-